Head of Belgium Counterintelligence Service suspected in espionage for Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

Clement Vandenborre was suspended due to the “numerous incidents tied with confidentiality”
16:47, 14 February 2019

Clement Vandenborre, the Head of Belgium’s Counterintelligence
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Head of Belgium’s Counterintelligence Clement Vandenborre is temporarily suspended from the post on the suspicion in the espionage in the favor of Russia as Nieuwsblad reported.

It is noted that the suspension took place after “numerous incidents tied with confidentiality”.

At the moment, only one fact of the accusations is known. Vandenborre supposedly destroyed confidential documents with the help of the shredder.

It is not reported why Belgium suspected the head of foreign counterintelligence in the espionage in the favor of Russia.

According to the provided information, Clement Vandenborre is not detained but he is under supervision of the special services. He has been working in the department for 50 years and he denies all allegations.

As we reported a group of people suspected in the espionage in the interests of Russia was detained in Lithuania; ex-chairman of the Socialist People’s Front and ex-vice mayor of Vilnius Algidras Paletskis, who is under arrest since October, is among them. 

Besides, Slovakia expelled one of the Russian diplomats. The military intelligence defined that the Russian conducted espionage against Bratislava and NATO member states.

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